The film industry trade journal The Hollywood Reporter reports from the gala launch party for Blu-ray editions of "Cars" and "Ratatouille." At the party, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment worldwide president and Blu-ray proponent Bob Chapek blasted the rival HD DVD camp with fierce rhetoric; Fox Home Entertainment president Mike Dunn chastised Paramount and blasted Microsoft with harsh statements; and Warner High-Definition Media VP Dan Silverberg admitted "one thing that may be changing is our strategy," and that a change could come as early as the end of the fourth quarter.
Most notably, The Hollywood Reporter reveals how Warner will decide if they will go with Blu-ray or HD DVD:
"A Warner source said the studio is watching what happens now that Wal-Mart and other big retailers are selling entry-level Toshiba HD DVD players for less than $200, about half what the cheapest Blu-ray player costs. If there is a significant spike in HD DVD software sales, the studio may cast its lot with that format, whereas if there is no real impact, Warner may go Blu-ray only."